the-last-shipSteve Jablonsky and Nathan Whitehead have signed on to compose the music for the upcoming TNT original series The Last Ship. Jablonsky is composing the main themes and Whitehead is providing the score for the show created by Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer) and starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Tracy Middendorf. The drama opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population and follows the crew of a lone naval destroyer who must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. Michael Bay is producing the project with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Amityville Horror), alongside Steinberg and Kane. Jonathan Mostow (U-571Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) has directed the pilot episode. Jablonsky has scored numerous Bay-directed and -proudced projects, including the Transformers movies, Pain & Gain and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Whitehead has previously scored the Bay-produced hit thriller The Purge, which opened in theaters earlier this year. The Last Ship will premiere next summer on TNT. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

transformers-4Jablonsky whose latest project Ender’s Game is currently playing in theaters also has Peter Berg’s action drama Lone Survivor (which also features music by Explosions in the Sky) coming up. The composer is also set to reunite with Michael Bay on the sci-fi action sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction. The fourth part in the series stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, T. J. Miller, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and Stanley Tucci. No specific plot details have been revealed yet. Ehren Kruger (The Ring) who also penned the last two films in the series has written the screenplay. Don Murphy (Real Steel), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Red, Salt), Ian Bryce (Spider-Man, Saving Private Ryan) and Tom DeSanto return as producers. Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to be released on June 27, 2014 by Paramount Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.